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Georgia Tech Earns First-Ever College Football Title Belt Reign

Do you know about the College Football Belt? It's good, clean Internet fun that tracks the top team in college football if college football worked like a combat sport, where the team who beats the last title-holder immediately takes the crown. It goes all the way back to 1972, when the UCLA Bruins beat the defending champion Nebraska Cornhuskers to open the season.

A bunch of teams beat a bunch of teams, and here we are. The Clemson Tigers had retained the belt since beating the Auburn Tigers, giving them an impressive six-week run. But the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets now have their first belt reign ever. Paul Johnson is 1-0 in belt games, topping George O'Leary, Bill Lewis, Pepper Rodgers and Bill Fulcher, each of whom went 0-1.

A tough defense lies ahead, with the Virginia Tech Hokies on the way. The Hokies have an 0-9 all-time record in belt contests, including a loss to Clemson earlier this season.

This is all so very important.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.